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1 Community and Family Studies HSC Enrichment Days 2010 Exam Technique

2 2010 exam What do you already know? Concerns Clarification Practice

3 Major changes to the CAFS exam There are now 20 multiple choice questions instead of 10. Section I, part B is now worth 55 marks. You will only be asked short answer questions on the three core topics. The only extended response question you need to complete is for the option you have studied and this is in section II of the exam. Activity One:

4 Concerns about the HSC exams Activity Two: “I had all the right answers, but I had them in the wrong order.” “I’m afraid I still have more questions than answers

5 Support Networks  Teacher/tutor  HSC Advice line 13 11 12  Stuvac study groups  Textbook/study guides/past papers  BOS site – coping with stress  HSC online CAFS forum – Week 9, Term 3  BOS sample answers

6 Exam Structure (changes highlighted in red) Section I : Core 1, Core 2, Core 3 Part A: 20 marks Questions – 20 Multiple choice questions Answer on separate multiple choice answer sheet. Part B : 55 marks Questions – Short answer questions Answer on lines provided. Part C : no longer exists Section II: 25 marks Questions – Options One short answer and one extended response question for each option ONLY answer the questions for the option you have studied Answer in a separate writing booklet

7 Time Allocation Exam length is 3 hours (180 minutes) PLUS 5 minutes reading time BOS recommends the following time breakdown on the front page of the exam paper Section I: Part A: 35 minutes - Multiple choice Part B: 1 hour and 40 minutes - Short answer Section II: Option 1: 45 minutes - Short answer and extended response

8 ‘ Quick Tricks ’ Define ONE specific needs group within the community, and explain how location affects their access to resources. (4 marks) What to include in a response  Name group and write definition (show knowledge of legal and /or social definitions)  Show knowledge of resources the group would access to satisfy their needs  Show how location affects the group’s access to resources  Use an example Activity Three:

9 ‘ Practicing the Quick Tricks ’ 1.Read the question 2.Identify the marks allocated 3.Circle the HSC word/s so you know HOW to answer the question 4.Underline the syllabus points so you know WHAT the question is asking you about 5.Read the question again for key hints 6.Use acronyms to remember key concepts Activity Four:

10 Framework for Writing a Logical and Clear Response Wrapper Burger bun Sauce Layers Patty Activity Five:

11 Practice Time Use the quick tricks Develop a plan Write a response 1. Outline ONE issue that may arise for parents as a result of an unplanned pregnancy (2 marks) 2. Distinguish the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods. Give examples to support your answer. (4 marks) 3. Describe the difficulties that people with disabilities may experience in meeting their housing needs (6marks) 4. Explain how different styles of parenting affect individual wellbeing and family relationships (8 marks) Activity Six:

12 Marking the HSC Marking guidelines. Pilot marking/real marking. Script double marked. Discrepancies. Positive marking.

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